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White man's game : saving animals, rebuilding Eden, and other myths of conservation in Africa

Stephanie Hanes · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A probing examination of Western conservation efforts in Africa, where our feel-good stories belie a troubling realityThe stunningly beautiful Gorongosa National Park, once the crown jewel of Mozambique, was nearly destroyed by decades of civil war. It looked like a perfect place for Western...
Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution

Marcus Eriksen · Beacon Press
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

An exciting account of an activist scientist's unorthodox fight in the growing movement against plastic marine pollution and of his expedition across the Pacific on a home-made "junk raft"Over the past several years, the news media has brought the "Great Pacific Garbage...
A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

Jimmy Soni · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The life and times of one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century: Claude Shannon - the neglected architect of the Information Age, whose insights stand behind every computer built, email sent, video streamed, and webpage loaded.Claude Shannon was a groundbreaking polymath,...
Why?: What Makes Us Curious

Mario Livio · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio investigates perhaps the most human of all our characteristics - curiosity - as he explores our innate desire to know why.Experiments demonstrate that people are more distracted when they overhear a phone conversation - where they can know only one side...
Woolly: The True Story of the De-Extinction of One of History's Most Iconic Creatures

Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Science fiction becomes reality in this Jurassic Park-like story of the genetic resurrection of an extinct species - the woolly mammoth - by the bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and The 37th Parallel."With his knack for turning narrative nonfiction into stories worthy...
Snooze: The Lost Art of Sleep

Michael McGirr · Pegasus Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A profound exploration of the precious resource of sleep -- and of the causes and consequences of getting too little of it. Michael McGirr always had trouble sleeping. The arrival of baby twins, however, made him realize that he'd never before known true exhaustion. And while he celebrated...
Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Sarah Scoles · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

For anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered, "Are we alone?" A brilliant examination of the science behind the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and its pioneer, Jill Tarter, the inspiration for the main character in Carl Sagan's Contact. Jill Tarter...
Beyond Biocentrism: Rethinking Time, Space, Consciousness, and the Illusion of Death

R P Lanza · BenBella Books
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Biocentrism shocked the world with a radical rethinking of the nature of reality.But that was just the beginning. In Beyond Biocentrism, acclaimed biologist Robert Lanza, one of TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in 2014," and leading astronomer Bob Berman, take...
Simply Electrifying: The Technology that Transformed the World, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk

Craig R. Roach · BenBella Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Imagine your life without the internet. Without phones. Without television. Without sprawling cities. Without the freedom to continue working and playing after the sun goes down. Electricity is at the core of all modern life. It has transformed our society more than any other technology....
The Telomerase Revolution: The Enzyme That Holds the Key to Human Aging and Will Lead to Longer, Healthier Lives

Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

One of Wall Street Journal's "Best Books for Science Lovers" in 2015Science is on the cusp of a revolutionary breakthrough. We now understand more about aging - and how to prevent and reverse it - than ever before.In recent years, our understanding of the nature of aging has grown...